Letters to the Editor

Obama can't fool us with spending pledges

In 2008, Barack Obama said he was going to Washington as an outsider to change the system. He promised transparency, no lobbyists, and if a bill crossed his desk with earmarks and pork, he would veto it. He also said government was too big and waste had to be eliminated. None of the above ever happened.

In his State of the Union speech, Obama took the same pages out of his campaign book almost word for word. Abraham Lincoln said, "You can fool some of the people some of the time ... but you can't fool all of the people all of the time."

As a government, we have spent our way into debt. On one hand, Obama calls for reductions in spending, and on the other hand he wants to invest in technology, trains, education, new infrastructure and who knows what else. My question to him is: Are we going to save and then spend it instead of reducing our out-of-control national debt?

For political reasons, he wants us to think he has moved to the center, but I look at it as a wolf in sheep's clothing

Howard FosmanSun City Hilton Head